UW-Green Bay to Dedicate New Bridges in the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum, Saturday, April 23

Snow-covered bridge, Cofrin Memorial Arboretum
Snow-covered bridge, Cofrin Memorial Arboretum

Green Bay, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will host a dedication of new bridges for the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum, this Saturday, April 23, 2022. With the assistance of private donations, the University has invested more than $400,000 in upgrades to the Arboretum which surrounds the Green Bay Campus. The public is welcome to attend.

With nearly six miles of trails open to the public for walking, biking and skiing, the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum forms a natural boundary of 290 acres encircling the Green Bay Campus. It provides valuable habitat and easy access for research, field trips, wildlife viewing, recreation and retreat.

Bob Howe, UW-Green Bay’s chair of Biology and director of the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, said many classes beyond science courses utilize the arboretum.

“We’ve had photography classes, poetry classes, art classes and more,” he said. “It’s great to just walk outside and have the area alive with life where you can demonstrate something to students or they can see what they’ve learned in the classroom come to life. It’s truly an outdoor classroom.”

Event Agenda:

12:30 p.m. | Meet in the Laboratory Sciences Parking Lot*

12:45 p.m. | Cofrin Memorial Arboretum Bridge Dedication

1 to 3 p.m. | Cofrin Memorial Arboretum Cleanup (Optional)

*Directions to Lab Sciences: From Nicolet Drive, right on Circle Drive; left on Lab Sciences Drive; parking lot will be on your right.

Media members, please RSVP to Sue Bodilly, bodillys@uwgb.edu.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 9,276 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. UW-Green Bay is the fastest growing UW school. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.


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